July, 2020

Communication skills for online success

PowerPoint Tips

This is a guest post by Steve Kosch, a former ABC and CNN anchor (that’s him on the left), and a globally recognized expert communication skills trainer. For 10 more awesome tips to help you “Nail It” in your next presentation, go to mediatrainingnetwork.com.

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Public Speaking Training – The Essential Guide

Manner of Speaking

Why invest in public speaking training? The ability to speak well in public and share a message that is clear, compelling and that moves people to take action is a critical business skill.

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Beginning a Speech or Presentation – Four More Tips

Matt Eventoff

“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression” – Will Rogers. This quote certainly holds true for speeches, presentations, group meetings and any other public speaking opportunity that exists.

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Toxic Leadership at the Workplace: What Makes a Leader Toxic?

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When it comes to leadership, the general idea is to often discuss aspects such as what makes a good leader or how can a leader be effective at the workplace? There are many articles centered around what can be deemed as a discussion about ‘good leadership’.

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7 Systems to Grow Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

If you have found yourself with some extra room in your schedule over the past several months, now is the perfect time to focus on improving your business processes and systems.

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Commit to Continuous Learning and Up Your Game at Any Age

DeFinis Communications

Recently I attended a Zoom birthday party for the 99-year-old father of a dear friend. Everyone in attendance—three generations of his family members—were in their own homes. Doug and his wife (also in her 90s) were totally unassisted by the younger crowd yet were using Zoom like pros.

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PowerPoint has photos again! And a lot more…

PowerPoint Tips

If you have Office 365 — now called Microsoft 365, confusingly — you might have noticed that after several years without photos, they’ve come back! Actually, they aren’t the same photos, but better quality ones.

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Nelson Mandela: Lessons for Future Orators

Matt Eventoff

* First appeared in The Atlantic Post. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.”. – Nelson Mandela, 1994.

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Employee Engagement: 6 Strategies That Work

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Happy and productive employees are good for business. It’s a fact. However, few workplaces managed to maintain high engagement levels. In 2020, 49% of workers stated that they are disengaged, according to Gallup’s latest data.

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Taking Productive Action Now with Brian Fanzo

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “I’m a big believer that you don’t build a following on a social network, you build a community that will follow you wherever you go.” Brian Fanzo Have you found yourself feeling overwhelmed by all of the many tech options that surround us?

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Less is More! How Working Mothers Can Reduce the Stress of Online Meetings

DeFinis Communications

Leading a virtual presentation from the quiet of your kitchen table is challenging enough.

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6 Tips to Get Rid of Terrible Public Speaking Experience

SketchBubble

My audience must think I lack the knowledge, and I am an unprofessional speaker. I must lose credibility with my audience. Such thoughts are obvious to hover in your mind when you screw up your presentation big time and end up delivering a catastrophic public speech despite you prepared well for it.

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10 Ways That Improving Your Public Speaking Will Help Your Career

Duarte Blog

You can find trends reports and predictions from LinkedIn, Google, and even Mark Cuban that will tell you that “hard skills” will only get you so far in your career.

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Princeton University, President Wilson and the Art of Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

“What is the object of oratory? Its object is persuasion and conviction…”. – Woodrow Wilson, The Princetonian, 1877. Princeton and public speaking have a long, storied history together.

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The 6 Key Principles of Effective Stakeholder Management

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What is a Stakeholder? The Key Types of Stakeholders. How to Create a Stakeholder Management Strategy. Identify the Main Stakeholders and Analyze Their Needs and Goals. Identify the Power, Support, and Influence of Stakeholders. Gauge How Much Support and Influence You Will Need. Plan Your Tactics.

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4 Keys to Selling Profitable Virtual Speaking Engagements

Speaker Launcher

Living in a pandemic may be one of the most bizarre, upsetting, and disruptive times we will ever live through. It has caused all of us to make major changes in our everyday lives and in our businesses. Many in my world have brilliantly transitioned to virtual work.

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Less is More! How Working Mothers Can Reduce the Stress of Online Meetings

DeFinis Communications

Leading a virtual presentation from the quiet of your kitchen table is challenging enough.

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Project Planning: An Ultimate Guide

SketchBubble

Globalization has changed the entire facet of project management, bringing in both new possibilities and challenges.

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Dr. Fox Effect: The Power of Captivating Speakers

Duarte Blog

As a facilitator of communication workshops, I’ve seen that many of our clients aspire to bridge the gap from expert to thought leader. To be a thought leader, one needs to not only have ideas that stand out, but they must also communicate those ideas effectively to the world.

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Inside Higher Ed: Connecting With Your Class

Matt Eventoff

For many thousands of students, the new semester, and academic year, is about to begin. Many professors will be speaking to a rapt classroom with eager students who are consumed with their subject matter.

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An Executive’s Guide to Pricing Strategy Models

SlideModel

Ever wondered why the two seemingly same products come with a rather different price tag? Well, that’s the pricing strategy in action — something every business works hard to get right.

Trusting Yourself and Taking Risks with Jason O. Harris

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “I’ve been absolutely blown away by the commitment, by the caring and the conscious endurance and persistence that people have had on the front lines.” Jason O. Harris We recorded this podcast around the beginning of April when we were a few weeks into the COVID shut down.

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How to Recover When Your Virtual Presentation Goes Off Track

DeFinis Communications

It happens to even the best of us: You’re leading a virtual presentation and you see signs that things aren’t going well. People are visibly distracted. They’re looking at their cell phones; they’re muted and having a side conversation; some are even turning off their camera completely.

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Try this 1 mindfulness technique to reduce stammering

More than PowerPoint...

When smart people start to stammer… …it’s often because they’re thinking 10 steps ahead! They’re thinking about what they’re going to say in 5 minutes. They’re thinking about what someone might ask them in 2 minutes.

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The Corporate Folklorist’s Credo

Duarte Blog

Storytelling is key to a strong brand and culture — if it’s done right. Having a corporate folklorist on staff helps to convey an organization’s purpose and values through stories and artifacts. But since it’s a relatively new function, it could use a credo to inform and inspire good work.

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How to Open a Speech or Presentation

Matt Eventoff

The audience is seated. The lights dim and the room quiets. All eyes are on the dais. All too often, this is what is heard to open the speech or presentation: “Hi, thank you for having me. It is an honor to be here with you today.

Persuasive Speech: Actionable Writing Tips and Sample Topics

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What is Persuasive Speaking? What are The 3 Types of Persuasive Speeches? Factual Persuasive Speech. Value Persuasive Speech. Policy Persuasive Speech. How to Write a Persuasive Speech: The Essential Steps. How to Start a Persuasive Speech: Opening Tips and Examples.

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Selling Speeches Under Fire with Amy Franko

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “Make decisions from where you want to be, instead of from where you are.” Amy Franko Working well when things in our personal life are in turmoil isn’t easy, but sometimes the show must go on.

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Become a “Consumer” of Virtual Presenting

DeFinis Communications

If you want to become great at something, you have to immerse yourself in the topic and study it thoroughly. This is true for everything from art and technology to music and even virtual presenting.

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What Are the Simple Rules that Help Us Design Better Visual Aids? – Part Two

Presentation Guru

You don’t need to be a PowerPoint expert to create great slides. They are a simple set of rules for you to follow in every presentation that you make, and the rules are: Remove clutter. Replace bullet points wherever you can. Present only one idea per slide and one idea at a time.

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Getting Around the Law of Supply & Demand in Freelancing - Don't Sell Your Labor for Peanuts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those in the gig economy, including newly displaced journalists, have noticed this: Compensation is down. Frequently dramatically. That's how it is. And it extends across almost all the sectors, be they law or project management. 

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WSJ/Marketwatch: Why Jay-Z has 5 careers, and you don’t

Matt Eventoff

Few have the resources to be Renaissance men today, experts say. Jonnelle Marte. "…Jay-Z,

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Marketing Plan Development: The Start to Finish Guide For Executives

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When should you start thinking about your next marketing plan? Some see this as a year-end task. In reality, you should always keep working on your marketing plan, and the strategy underpinning it as your operational landscape changes all the time, along with your priorities.

Adding Comedy to Live and Virtual with Judy Carter

Speaker Launcher

Quote: “It’s not that people are not funny, it’s that they don’t have the courage to reveal themselves.” Judy Carter I think we’re all feeling a little humor-impaired right now. The uncertainty happening all around us is not conducive to getting laughs.

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The Pain of Misalignment

Speak and Deliver

Alignment Amputation Goals Inspiration Motivation Pain Prosthetic Self-Esteem

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Free “How To Write Anything” PDF for social media mention

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I am looking to boost my book promotion so I am giving away s free PDF book (or epub) of How To Write Anything in return for a social media mention with a link to www.paullima.com/books. I am not looking … Continue reading →

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Forced to Develop Business in New Ways, Law Firms Give Marketers a Seat at the Table

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So much of law firm marketing involved pitching in-person. The continuum extended from the long meal in an upscale restaurant to a presentation on a hot topic such as sexual harassment. 

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